“There are too many books and readers with too little time to read, and too much competition for anything with a chance of exciting their wavering interest. Everything is different—except for publishing itself: getting hold of an amazing author, working to make his or her book the best and best-looking it can be, telling the world. In Kachka’s version, publishing today is all about ‘marketing chutzpah.’ Hasn’t it always been?”
Jonathan Galassi, head of Farrar, Straus & Giroux and past Paris Review poetry editor, reflects on the publishing company’s past and present.

“There are too many books and readers with too little time to read, and too much competition for anything with a chance of exciting their wavering interest. Everything is different—except for publishing itself: getting hold of an amazing author, working to make his or her book the best and best-looking it can be, telling the world. In Kachka’s version, publishing today is all about ‘marketing chutzpah.’ Hasn’t it always been?”

Jonathan Galassi, head of Farrar, Straus & Giroux and past Paris Review poetry editor, reflects on the publishing company’s past and present.

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